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Instagamable Places by The Garcia Group

If you’re eager to freshen up your social media feeds, we’ve got some great selfie backdrops to help you get started. Remember to social distance and wear masks while you’re out and about, and check ticket requirements for various venues before you show up and start snapping. Here are a few examples but you can catch the full list at

Roosevelt Row

Murals abound in Roosevelt Row, giving you plenty of choices for fresh selfie backdrops, from JB Snyder’s colorful geometric designs outside the Linear Apartments to Brian Boner’s black-and-white birds in flight on the monOrchid building. Nighttime options include two illuminated artworks at The Pemberton, a giant dress form and an archway of wooden pallets, created by artists with Phoenix-based Spectacle.

Desert Botanical Garden

Your selfie options at Desert Botanical Garden begin with a circular canopy of intertwined twigs that sits just off the parking lot, and continue on the walkway towards the entrance, where you can pose in front of towering yellow plant forms created by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Watch for architectural elements like metal archways, blooming plants (especially in April), and temporary art installations from creatives like Waterlily Pond Studio.


Wonderspaces Arizona at Scottsdale Fashion Square is home to a changing selection of art installations with an Instagram-friendly vibe. Typically, you’ll have a dozen or so artworks to choose from. The current lineup includes a pair of giant plastic shopping bags (Thank You for Shopping Here by Reed van Brunschot), a colorful canopy (Plume by Ian Brill), and a room with furnishings and walls made from bright strands of yarn (Rainbow Room by Pierre le Riche).

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